Enhance Your Psychic Antennae with the Intuition Enhancing Effects of Tulsi, Mugwort and Lavender

in Natural Medicine5 days ago (edited)
'What's it for', Jamie asks, after I shove a tsp of a delicous oxymel I made a month back into his mouth. It's sweet and luxurious, made of tulsi basil, mugwort and lavender.

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'To strengthen your psychic antennae,' I say, watching his face. I'm sure it's not the vinegar making his face screw into an Elmer Fudd like expression. He laughs. 'You don't really believe that, do you?'

I think of last nights dream, which I don't feel comfortable talking about here because of it's deeply personal nature. Today I woke up feeling a little melancholy, but held the dream close to my heart. It'll give me answers over the next week - even in the early dawn I lay hugging it to my heart, a warm and precious thing.

'Of course I do,' I say. He's unconvinced. Says there's no such thing as 'psychic' or 'clairvoyant' and whilst he knows mugwort used to be an ingredient in beer, tulsi's relaxing and lavender helps with headaches, he's unconvinced about the 'psychic' aspect of this beautiful trinity.

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I say that 'psychic' is just a way of recognising intuition and deep listening, tuning into all the sensory world that gives us signs of what might come, and to some extent, what people are thinking. I remind him of all the times we've intuited exactly what each other has been thinking, telepathically connected, the ideas we have arrived at at the same time. Inexplicable, maybe. Or perhaps that ability to tune in to all the messages that are floating in the ether around us. We close off our minds to so much, unwilling to listen or walking in a fog of our own self made illusions. But we are powerful too. Sometimes all we have to do is think about a person and we will see them the next day. What is that if not a psychic ability? Sometimes we don't see it until it happens, recalling we dreamt about it weeks ago, the day before. We dismiss it as coincidence.

By the time I finish explaining what I believe, he gets it. Sometimes it's just the word 'psychic' that turns people off. I get it.

This oxymel recipe tastes decadant and full of plant spirit, luxurious and divine. I love it straight, letting the taste permeate my mouth, the magic of the herbs absorbed through the skin and into my bloodstream, a little tingly pleasure, as if I have partaken of the herb goddesses and found them kind and loving. It's a sensual experience. It's nice in sparkling water too.

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It's a recipe I found in a book by Erin Lovell Verinder called Plants for the People: A Modern Guide to Plant Medicine - highly recommended, especially if you're new to making herbal preparations. She got it herself from Lauren Haynes of Wooden Spoon Herbs.

'Tune In' Intuition Enhancing Oxymel

1 cup of dried tulsi leaf
1 cup dried mugwort leaves/flowers
1/2 cup of dried lavender flowers
raw apple cider vinegar
raw local honey

Combine the herbal ingredients into a sterilised jar and pour over vinegar until the jar looks half full. Add honey til the jar is nearly full. Cover with waxed brown paper then fasten the lid - this will stop the vinegar corroding the metal - and allow to infused for half a moon cycle. Mine sat for two moon cycles. Strain and enjoy.

What's your favourite oxymel?

How do you use mugwort?

Have you got any experience with lucid dreaming?

Do you believe that psychic abilities are possible?

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This is an interesting recipe. I think I would be able to get all the ingredients here locally. Speaking of psychic ability and dreams - that in itself was a practice which I got quite deeply involved in some years ago. That being: dream analysis. The act of recalling dreams in as much detail as you possibly can on a regular basis, is also a fantastic way to fine tune psychic ability.

Not entirely sure why I ever stopped doing it. Life I suppose, but one thing I can say is that it definitely works, and works very well.

Lovely post.

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 4 days ago 

Thanks for stopping by! I agree, it's a really good tool for self understanding and unknotting the things that might be bothering you as well. I've taken again to journalling and the two in combo work well.

❤. Yes, indeed. Lovely post. Great to see you!! Hugs.

 4 days ago 

Thanks lovely, hope you are well x

I find men generally become negative when they hear the word psychic yet they're quick to say stuff like "I knew or had a feeling" that would happen. Is that not the same as psychic?
What we call mental telepathy is something that happens regularly as clockwork between me and some of my longtime friends, is this something different?
I'm keen to make this, a Hindu friend gave me some tulsi leaves once when I was struggling with inflammation in the upper airwaves so I'm sure I'll easily get that, Lavender I have in my garden, used to have mugwort; will certainly look for that at the nursery!
Lovely thought provoking post @riverflows.

 4 days ago (edited)

Oh you will love it. Tulsi is such a gift, it's really revered amongst Hindus too. When I was in India and I told them I knew and grew tulsi they were so amazed. You'll love this concoction or even just a tulsi tea at night..

And yes it's just tuning in, it's amazing what we know when we tap in to that side of ourselves!

Oh this does sound divine, I need to give it a try. It is funny isn't it how some words trigger such a weird response in people, I am all about taking our powerful words back. xxxxx

 4 days ago 

I know right? He totally got it and understood when I explained what it meant.

Omg you will love it.. it's really special, a nice one to give as a gift too.

Thank you! I've never heard of this recipe before, but as a proponent of extra-sensory perception, I will certainly be giving it a try. I hope you've been keeping well my friend. :)

Thank you for posting this! I wish I would have had this recipe this last growing season as my backyard was nearly taken over by various artemisias and tulsi. No doubt they will soon be sprouting up again from fallen seeds. I do need to take better care of my lavender though. Do you have more suggestions for using mugwort, wormwood, and tulsi?

By the time I finish explaining what I believe, he gets it. Sometimes it's just the word 'psychic' that turns people off. I get it.

This reminds me of when I practiced magic tricks as a teenager. In those moments I learned that ''magic'' is the word for the illusion caused after the trick. That is, to surprise you, to encourage you or to be doubtful of what the ''magic trick'' causes when it is performed. The explanation is a bit longer, but the point is that it is the name and behind that name there are many explanations. My brother would say ''there is no such thing as magic, don't be an imbecile'' but then I would explain and he would say ''there is no such thing as magic, you are still an imbecile''. I tried. xd

Very nice and very nice and to share with us the information of such a beautiful recipe of Tulsi leaves. In fact, Tulsi leaves are not a tree for all of us and if it is from such a country, I would not have known it before.

 3 days ago 

Thankyou.

Awesome post, interesting recipe have never done a herbal vinegar tincture. Will have to try, fermenting a big batch of red wine into vinegar currently🤠 Cheers !wine

 2 days ago 

Hahah - red wine vinegar sounds great. Yeah oxymels are pretty old school, they are great though and very palatable! They don't last as long though.


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